The famous American author Ernest Hemingway was never in the military, but he served as a Red Cross driver in World War I.
The story: A classic “coming-home-from-war” story about a World War I veteran whose apathy and listlessness baffle those close to him.
Characters: Krebs, a Marine veteran of World War I. His mother and father.
Themes: Post-war struggle, impact of war on families
- What happened to Krebs while at war that makes him so listless and uncommunicative now?
- What goes wrong when Krebs’ mother and father try to help him?
- At the end of the story, what are the prospects for Krebs’ happiness?
For further exploration, watch this film adaptation of “Soldier’s Home”:
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